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UK universities have never been more popular. Students from across the UK and the world are applying in ever increasing numbers according to UCAS, with the 2019/20 intake likely to be the biggest ever – making this the perfect time to invest in the sector.

The only question left is where to invest? One of the strongest markets in the UK can be found on the North East coast. Newcastle is a booming city which combines the best of what the UK has to offer to students – a world class…

Market in focus: Newcastle

Liverpool has a thriving student community with approximately 50,000 students currently studying in the its three world-class universities. The city is also due to undergo some major regeneration where £1bn will be invested into the ‘Knowledge Quarter’ which will introduce hundreds of new graduate jobs in the technology, education and health sector.

Furthermore, Liverpool is incredibly popular with international students, with 7,000 attending the University of Liverpool alone.…

Market in focus: Liverpool July 2019

The talk of the higher education world this week has been Oxford and Cambridge falling down various league tables. This is almost unprecedented and has shocked many. The latest edition of the Guardian University Guides saw Oxford fall to third place, with the Scottish university St. Andrews taking its place in second behind Cambridge. Conversely, Oxford rose from fifth to fourth in the latest international university rankings table compile by data research group QS, with Cambridge…

Should you invest near the best universities?

A recent report by Knight Frank has revealed that investment in Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) has reached an all-time high of US$16.3bn, surpassing the previous high of US$15.9bn invested in 2017.

Further research by Real Capital Analytics also revealed that cross-border investment accounted for approximately 40% of the total investment over the past three years. The United Kingdom is a key player in terms of cross-border investments with the private student accomodation…

Global investment into PBSA has reached a record high

Below, we have picked out some of our favourite student investment opportunities of the week. With prime city centre locations and luxury resident-only facilities, these developments will prove rewarding for investors and provide the best of student living for prospective tenants.

Sovereign House – prices from £45,000

Sovereign House offers luxury student living at it’s best. Located in the heart of Sheffield city centre, the development contains 250 stylish, self-contained…

Student properties of the week